Inspirations Calendar | March Project

28th February 2020

Victoria Laine’s stunning Elizabethan Sweete Bag which featured on the front cover of Inspirations issue #99, is one of the most striking projects we’ve published in recent years.

As you turn the calendar page over to March, the room lights up with this vibrant and intricate project. Worked in minute stitches and shimmering with silver thread, Victoria’s design is bursting with flower and bird motifs. 

Sweete bags originally contained fragrant herbs and flowers or gifts of sweetmeats or gold coins and were given on New Year’s Day. Nowadays, the bag stands alone as an heirloom piece of embroidery, guaranteed to draw attention for its exquisite beauty.

If you’ve ever looked at this project and dreamed of undertaking it, now is the time. March is here, heralding Spring in the Northern Hemisphere – the season of new growth and, we believe, new starts. What better project to start with? Now available as a digital download for you to purchase and begin right away.

Digital Patterns

Sweete Bag

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